Definition of acme in English:

acme

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Pronunciation: /ˈakmi
 
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noun

[in singular]
The point at which something is at its best or most highly developed: physics is the acme of scientific knowledge
More example sentences
  • And until we do the same, we shall forever be trapped within the prison-house of our preferences, by our Darwinian sense that youth, vigour and health represent the prime of life and the acme of desirability.
  • Within a few years, he established a reputation as a first class tailor, and at 17 he decided to leave for the United Kingdom in an audacious attempt to make a reputation on Saville Row, the international acme of sartorial elegance.
  • It is the acme of romanticism; I devoted most of a year's worth of high school study halls to it, along with all of the volumes of Dumas's Three Musketeers series, which I inherited from my grandmother.

Origin

late 16th century: from Greek akmē 'highest point'. Until the 18th century it was often consciously used as a Greek word and written in Greek letters.

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